Anais Basu and her Tia PakhiTuesday, December 18, 2012
When I met French Anais Basu and her husband Abhishek Basu at my 1st exhibition at Nine Lives in Ahmedabad, we were strangers who quickly became friends. Abhishek Basu was representing some really serious and stunning art through his Calcutta Art Club and all of us hung out together for those 2 days, none of us were from Ahmedabad and we were a happy bunch together. Only much later through Facebook did I see that Anais had launched Tia Pakhi, her gorgeous line of home linen and accessories including cushions, throws, table linen and a line of kiddie fashion. I loved the way she styled and shot her collection and have been wanting to feature her ever since. Her work is a beautiful marriage of the east and the west like her life and the balance she brings into it is a result of the enthusiasm with which she embraces both. She recently had a show at The Rose at Hauz Khas Village coinciding with my Trunk Show at Prince of Wales Museum. Sharing with you her elegant, distinct and beautiful work.
Love the sense of play in her work.
An image of Tia Pakhi @ their show in The Rose, Hauz Khas, Delhi.
And this is what The Tia Pakhi Store in Calcutta looks like. A beautiful blend of the old & the new. What Tia Pakhi stands for me is a rare blend of being young and colourful & yet completely elegant and timeless. That's a combination only the truly talented can wing.
This is their FB page and you can message them there if you are not in Calcutta and want to buy Tia Pakhi's work.